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Datsun Go+ MPV becomes largest selling model for Nissan in India

  • Jun 08, 2015
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Datsun Go+ Go Plus India

The Datsun Go Plus MPV was launched in January this year and immediate caught attention of Indian car buyers with its affordable sticker price. Priced from Rs 3.8 lac onwards, the Go+ is the cheapest 5+2 seater family car in India.

Datsun, the low-cost brand of Nissan, has sold almost 6000 units of the Go+ since its launch and this also makes it the largest selling model (in terms of monthly sales) in the Nissan portfolio in India. Last month, this low-cost MPV made up for 28.7% of the total Nissan units sold in India. This figure was as high as 36% in April 2015.

Datsun Go+ Go Plus India

So what makes the Go+ a success for the company? To start with, as stated above, Datsun has cleverly positioned it under the Rs 4 lac mark, making it within reach of those consumers who are looking at buying a B-segment (Rs 3-4 lac) hatchback.

Watch our video review of the Go+ 
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Next, the Go+ offers best in segment passenger space and this goes down very well with a typical Indian family. The tiny last row can also be folded to liberate quite a big boot for weekend trips.

Datsun Go+ Go Plus India interior

The Go+ does not come with a diesel engine option but the 1.2-litre petrol does a fine job. Infact, in terms of performance, it is up there with the best in the segment and also delivers decent fuel economy figures. Datsun is also offering unique features like a mobile docket station (you can play songs via mobile and also use it for telephony), driver information display and follow me home lamps. Another unique aspect is the 'connected' front seat that gives you a sense of space. Interiors don't feel luxurious but are practical and feel airy.

Seeing the success both the Go hatchback and Go+ MPV in India, we are sure Nissan is gearing up fast to launch other products based on the Go platform.

Want more? Continue to our expert review of the Go+ (click to read)
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